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Covid drug trials saved my life, says Belfast man who fought for breath in ICU and is now recovering from virus

Belfast man's family volunteered him as he fought for breath

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Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March.  He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in ICU fighting for his life.  As he continues to recover at home, the fathe

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March. He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in ICU fighting for his life. As he continues to recover at home, the fathe

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March.  He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in ICU fighting for his life.  As he continues to recover at home, the fathe

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March. He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in ICU fighting for his life. As he continues to recover at home, the fathe

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) in hospital on Oxygen before being moved to ICU for COVID-19 treatment. Brendan is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March.

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) in hospital on Oxygen before being moved to ICU for COVID-19 treatment. Brendan is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March.

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March. He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in ICU fighting for his life. As he continues to recover at home, the fathe

A critically ill Covid-19 patient who is convinced he cheated death thanks to a drugs trial has warned people that the risk from the virus is still very real.

Belfast engineer Brendan Fay (55) is still recovering after being hit hard by Covid-19 in March. He spent a month in hospital, 16 days of which were in sedation on a ventilator in intensive care (ICU) fighting for his life.

As he continues to recover at home, the father-of-three is grateful to his family who took the decision to allow him to take part in the REMAP-CAP study, the results of which were published just last week.